The work of Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt has been included in a “special publishing initiative promoting work by photographers who have exhibited at Blue Sky,” the gallery of the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Blue Sky has produced 37 brief monographs featuring a previously unpublished series of photographs exhibited during the that time. One of these is Professor Pratt’s series The Wavers. Available only online as print-on-demand publications, each monograph is available at www.blueskygallery.org/books—spread the word!
Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt and her husband photographer Mark Peterson are featured in a joint commission for the New York Times Magazine story “Kingdom Come” about the Hawaiian Island of Lanai. You can view the photographs on the website here.
Associate Professor of Photography Greta Pratt’s photographs are featured in the exhibit Callahan to Warhol at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. Her work is presented alongside some icons of photo history including Bernice Abbot and Harry Callahan. The exhibition runs August 19–November 30, 2014.
Yvonne Frederick (BFA-Studio Art/BA-Art History) has been awarded an ODU Summer 2014 Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Yvonne’s research project is an expansion of the paper she presented at this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium on identifying Matthew in Caravaggio’s painting Calling of Saint Matthew, which she plans to transform into her Senior Thesis in the fall. Congratulations!
The work of Assistant Professor of Painting Ramon Bofill is being presented in a solo exhibition at Norfolk’s Nobile & Amundsen. The installation exhibition, Archetypes and The Uncarved Block, will be shown April 5–May 10, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, April 4, 6:00–9:00 pm. Bofill’s work “references both Jung’s concept of primordial archetypal patterns and Lao Tzu’s “uncarved block”, a Taoist metaphor for a primordial state of being one returns to.” His pieces use “repurposed fabrics and traditional painting media result in hybrid surfaces that are a mixture of painting, tapestry and sculpture.”